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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Mar 1, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 13 concerts that I am glad I was at .

I'm going to see #4 on your list next week here at the UW. My wife is friends with the organist - and she rocks!

If I could get her to play in my JGB tribute band that would be most awesome - but alas, not a Dead fan and w/o a portable instrument. I've thought of doing some recording sessions at the church where she plays, they have a huge pipe organ that sounds amazing - my wife sings in the Gregorian Choir at the church so I get to hear that organ played quite a bit.

One of my Favorite nights of music was seeing BB King and Willie Dixon at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Willie was soooooo cool in a Tux, Top Hat and cane. He did a great version of Wang Dang Doodle.

I saw the Dead Kennedys numerous time at the Mabuhay Gardens in SF which is directly across the street from the Stone where I saw the JGB equally numerous times...being 20 and living in the SF bay area was a dream come true.

12/30/1980 was a big day for me...first Dead show...that was all it took. Deadhead from the word drop. I was already an avid experimentor with with the doors of perception by that time- so it was a natural match made in say the least.

s far as other rock artists go - The Who put on a decent show in '79, enjoyed standing on my chair screaming like a maniac...the crowd actually booed the opening act off the stage. CSN put on an incredible show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley one summer - I saw them again later that same year and they SUCKED! The Moody Blues were pretty good even in 1982.

Tom Principato...I saw this guy at a night club in Atlanta in the 80's and it made me wonder how did SRV get so poular while guys like this stayed in the club circuits?

Sun Ra was the original space man, his early non-electric "feedback" sounds still amaze me.